Special Issue "Islam, Immigration, and Identity"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2013)
It has been nearly twenty years since the political scientist Samuel P. Huntington first published his famous essay, “The Clash of Civilizations?” In it, he argued that conflict in the post-Cold War era would be driven largely by irreconcilable cultural and religious differences, particularly in regards to Islam and the West. After the attacks of September 11, his thesis found ready acceptance on both sides of the Atlantic as politicians, foreign policy advisors, and even some high-profile academics utilized it both as an explanation for those events and more broadly as justification for the global “War on Terror.”
The thesis has also been applied to domestic tensions stemming from the growth in recent decades of Muslim minority communities in the West via migration and immigration. The “clash of civilizations” narrative has now become the primary framework within which public discourse concerning the presence of the Muslim “Other” within Western nations takes place. Prominent conflicts from the past few decades, including the Rushdie affair, the Danish cartoon crisis, and the Ground Zero Islamic Center debate, are frequently explained by recourse to this narrative and its underlying assumption that Muslim and Western identities cannot be reconciled.
This special issue invites scholars to problematize this narrative and to explore more deeply the intersection of Islam, immigration, and identity in Europe and North America. Its purpose is to shed light on how the growth and increasing visibility of Muslim minority communities in the West has led both Muslim and non-Muslim populations to reflect on and/or reconsider cultural, religious, and national identities in light of the “Other.”
Dr. Todd H. Green
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- Islam and immigration
- Islam and the West
- Islam in Europe
- Islam in America
- Islam in Canada
- clash of civilizations